2017: The Year in Facts and Falsehoods
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:40:59 +0000
By James D. Agresti December 28, 2017 Reflecting back on 2017 and looking forward to the future when more people will know facts that allow them to make important, informed decisions, Just Facts has summarized five facts and five falsehoods … Continue reading
Four Fabrications About Firearms
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:16:51 +0000
By James D. Agresti October 19, 2017 According to two recent op-eds published by the New York Times: “more guns means more murder.” “more guns means less safety.” “a gun is 22 times more likely to be used in a … Continue reading
Ginsburg Sexism Charge Undercut By Scientific Poll
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 18:06:17 +0000
By James D. Agresti September 28, 2017 In a recent interview on CBS This Morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spurred the audience to applause by saying she had “no doubt” that sexism played a role in Hillary Clinton’s … Continue reading
What the $20 Trillion National Debt Means to You
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:07:26 +0000
By James D. Agresti September 14, 2017 On September 8, 2017—the same day that Congress and President Trump passed a law suspending the federal debt limit until December—the official debt of the U.S. government surpassed the milestone of $20 trillion, … Continue reading
Hurricanes, Rainfall, and Climate Change
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:49:32 +0000
By James D. Agresti September 12, 2017 In the midst of a severe hurricane season and the destruction wrought by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many people are claiming that man-made global warming has intensified rainfall and hurricanes. However, comprehensive facts … Continue reading
Media and Politicians Twist Trump’s Words About Charlottesville
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:12:57 +0000
By James D. Agresti August 22, 2017 In the wake of President Trump’s comments about the killing and mass violence in Charlottesville, media outlets and politicians have alleged that Trump said some of the white supremacists are “very fine people” … Continue reading
False Arguments Against Evidence of Vote Fraud
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:46:26 +0000
By James D. Agresti July 10, 2017 In the wake of a new study by Just Facts that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens illegally voted in the 2008 presidential election, several publications—namely Snopes, PolitiFact, and the Huffington Post—have claimed … Continue reading
PolitiFact’s Deceptive Report on Illegal Voting by Non-Citizens
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:44:11 +0000
By James D. Agresti June 23, 2017 Revision appended Just Facts recently published a study on election fraud that found 594,000 to 5.7 million non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Like other studies on this issue, this … Continue reading
Media Bias Fact Check: Incompetent or Dishonest?
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:11:30 +0000
By James D Agresti April 24, 2017 As Just Facts grows in prominence and reputation, an increasing number of scholars, major organizations, and eminent people have cited and recognized the quality work of Just Facts. With this higher profile, Just … Continue reading
Is the Earth Warming Catastrophically Fast?
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 17:36:44 +0000
By James D. Agresti March 15, 2017 In a recent appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Bill Nye, the celebrity “Science Guy,” declared the “scientific evidence” is “overwhelming” that humans are causing the earth to warm “catastrophically fast.” He insisted this … Continue reading